Officials - West Midlands

Officials - West Midlands

This page is for your point of contact with the elected Regional Council system covering Officials' matters. It is set up to allow you to know who is responsible for this subject area (which we call a Portfolio) in the West Midlands. We intend to increase the content of the page once the system is fully up and running with content like news items relevant to the portfolio either in the region or more widely and details of the matters you seem most concerned with from your feedback. The regional councillor heading up the officials' portfolio in the West Midlands is profiled below.

Getting in touch

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Stewart Barnes

Stewart has been involved in athletics for fifty years, as an athlete, administrator and Technical Official (Track Judge).During his competitive days he ran for Coventry Godiva Harriers representing Warwickshire on a number of occasions.

Since the end of his competitive life Stewart has become a Level 3 Track Judge (ICOG) officiating at many major meetings throughout the country. He has been Hon. Treasurer of Warwickshire County AA and is a current Joint Hon. Treasurer of the Midland Counties AA.

A retired police officer and Chief Security Officer.

Peter Afford

I have been involved with athletics for over 25 years and am a level 4 time keeper and a level 4 photo-finish official.

I am a member of Telford Athletics Club and on the committee of the club as the newsletter editor and at various times have helped to organise the Telford Open and the Winter Warm events. I am also the clubs representative on the Shropshire AA where I was for 6 years the County Sportshall Championship secretary and am now the Vice -Chairman. From the Shropshire AA I am the County rep for the Midland Counties Association.

I am involved in all levels of the sport from U11s to Internationals and all aspects from track and field to road running and cross country.

I have been on the West Midlands Regional Council for a number of years and am also on the TRNG as a photo-finish rep.